Pictured is a committee representing the shippers doing business in Fort Wayne and the track elevation committee of the Chamber of Commerce presenting a petition to Mayor William J. Hosey and city officials urging that the city do everything possible to expedite the securing of grade separation across the Nickel Plate tracks. George E. Crouse is shown handing the petition to Mayor Hosey in the office of the Board of Public Works. L-R bottom row: David Erwin (Board of Works), John C. Trier (Chairman Board of Works), Mayor Hosey, Scott S. Snyder (Secretary Board of Works), William Fruecktenicht (City Attorney), Godfrey J. Gladbach (Superintendent of U.S. Mail in Fort Wayne), Edward Jordan of the Chamber of Commerce, Ervin Zern (Wayne Company), John Doermer (Wayne Knitting Mill), Charles J. Steiss (Chamber of Commerce) and George M. Crouse of the Beyer Grocery Company. Photo appeared in the Journal Gazette 12/06/1930. Photo by Clippinger.